Bring Hispanic Heritage Month to Life: A Collection of Resources
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Celebrate the cultures and traditions of those who can trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean! September 15 is the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16 and Chile follows suit on September 18.
These engaging classroom activities will help your students learn about Hispanic culture with no shortage of excitement. You can teach your class Hispanic history, art, and music or let your students explore fantastic Hispanic web resources to find their own interests.
Browse our book lists, crafts, and lesson plans to bring a little bit of Hispanic Heritage right to your classroom, no matter where you are!
From Aztec math to Carnival masks, these activities help students celebrate hispanic culture while appreciating their own.
Here are 30 creative classroom ideas to help you and your students celebrate!
Teaching Cultural Heritage
Get advice on setting goals, involving parents, exchanging information, and validating home languages with children and families from different cultures.
Students consider this question while making self-portraits based on the work of Frida Kahlo.
This unit plan was created from a teacher's experiences backpacking in central Mexico. Includes classroom crafts.
Teacher Advisor Marissa Ochoa shares activities to commemorate the achievements of Cesar Chavez.
In this musical activity, children make maracas and learn the Puerto Rican song "Que Linda Manito."
Students get an introduction to Mexico and the Spanish language.
With this lesson, students are introduced to the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, while learning about the human skeleton.
Recommended resources, nonfiction books, and picture books for teaching young children about the arts, culture, crafts, history, and geography of Mexico.
Here are some fantastic books to help you introduce your students to Hispanic heritage during Hispanic Heritage month and throughout the year.